Children’s Faith Formation
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
Grades 1-8 Sunday Mornings, 8:45 – 9:45 AM in School
|What?||Religious education and spiritual formation for children not currently enrolled in Catholic school OR for any child and family seeking additional religious education and spiritual formation|
|Who?||Pre K and K (ages 3-6) & Children Grades 1st-8th|
|When?||Children ages 3-6 Wednesday Evenings in Parish Office|
Registration: NOW OPEN for the 2020-21 RE Year – Registration is ongoing for late sign-ups
Registration is through the CSAA Gameday online application. You will need to create an account here: https://gameday.loucsaa.net
To sign up for an account you will need to:
- Create an account
- Verify your email
- Login to your account
- Add your child(ren)
- Register for PREP
To download our Parent Handbook, click here >> 2019-2020 PREP Parent Handbook
Please plan on attending the Parent Meeting August 26th at 11:30 in the cafeteria. Bring your pancakes from the Knight of Columbus pancake breakfast in the gym. The first day of PREP classes will be September 9th.
If you have questions or schedule conflicts please contact Mary Jane Choi in the Parish Office at email@example.com or (502) 239-5481 X266.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
What is it?
Liturgy of the Word for Children is a program in which the Sunday scripture readings are proclaimed and explained on a level appropriate to children in grades K-6 at the 5:30 pm Saturday Mass (six additional volunteers are needed to have CLOW at the 9 am Sunday Mass) from September through May. Any child in this age group may participate - no registration is necessary.
What exactly do they do?
The children gather with their leaders in the front of the altar after the Opening Prayer and are sent forth by the Deacon or Priest. They process to the Music Classroom in the School which has been prepared for them with candles and prayer table and a lectern where the Word will be proclaimed. After a brief Welcome and Opening Prayer, they listen to the First Reading proclaimed from the Children’s Lectionary. They are then led in singing a Psalm and Gospel Acclamation. Next, the Gospel is proclaimed by one of the adult leaders. An age-appropriate reflection on the Word is shared by the leader through stories, discussions, or pictures - whatever the leader finds most appropriate to conveying the meaning of the scriptures. The children are then invited to share their own thoughts and ideas. Following this, the children profess a simple Act of Faith, pray their Prayers of Intercession, and finally return to their families at the time of the Presentation of the Gifts.
What is the schedule?
Children's Liturgy of the Word Lesson Plans, Videos, and Activity sheets are now virtual! Virtual CLOW will include a Catechist reading from Scripture, liturgical music, movement, visuals, activity sheets to accompany the weekly Scripture lesson, and additional enrichment activities to help bring the Word of God to life for His children in our St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish.
Click the link for access to the weekly presentation and check back each week for a new lesson! https://bit.ly/2Q6DJnQ
Kid’s Called to Serve (KCTS)
Kids Called to Serve invites children of the St. Gabriel parish in grades K-8 to come together and do something to improve their community. We believe that these short, kid-friendly acts of kindness will foster a love of philanthropy, build friendships, and be FUN!
We host about 8 events per year at various locations.
Check back here soon!
For more information, contact Michelle Sherrard at firstname.lastname@example.org.